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Erickson, Diane – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2009
This essay outlines the key lessons I re-learned about teaching adults when I decided to earn my private pilot license. I faced a steep learning curve and needed to conquer my fear of falling from the sky when learning required flight maneuvers. The lessons are not about adult development or learning theories or instructional techniques. The…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Adult Students, Empathy, Adult Education
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Ghosh, Rajashi; Chaudhuri, Sanghamitra – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2009
This article proposes a conceptual model to explore the effects of intergenerational transition in individualism/collectivism orientations on the outlook towards different human resource development (HRD) and management practices. It contributes to the existing cross-cultural research in HRD by defining three prominent generations in India and by…
Descriptors: Individualism, Foreign Countries, Labor Force Development, Human Resources
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Dowdy, Joanne Kilgour – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2008
This article presents the findings from a qualitative research project about a group of Black women scholars who discuss their experiences as academics in a predominantly White setting. The scholars represent fields including anthropology, education, Pan African studies, art education, and language studies. The themes found across the interviews…
Descriptors: Females, Qualitative Research, Women Faculty, Research Projects
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Cooper, Mary – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2008
John Henschke is a lifelong learner who studied with Malcolm Knowles and who interviewed and knew such adult educators as Cyril Houle and his contemporaries. John has devoted his life to service both in the ministry and in education; he has traveled the globe with a view to encouraging lifelong learning and the concepts of andragogy for all. His…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Adult Educators, Andragogy, Work Experience
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Shuck, Michael Bradley; Wollard, Karen Kelly – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2008
Tomorrow's workforce is seeking more than a paycheck; they want their work to meet their needs for affiliation, meaning, and self-development. Companies willing to meet these demands will capture the enormous profit potential of a workforce of fully engaged workers. This piece explores what engagement is, why it matters, and how human resource…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Human Resources, Persistence, Partnerships in Education
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Baptiste, Ian E. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2008
In a bid to curb violence incurred via the abuse of teacher authority, some educators appear to denounce all forms of imposition. The author of this paper refers to this aversion to imposition and the romantic practices it promotes as "educational niceness". This essay is written to furnish a theoretical justification for educational imposition.…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Power Structure, Role of Education, Foreign Policy
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Roth, Gene L. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2008
Humor is an intriguing topic that exists in the contexts of adult education and human resource development. This paper describes my experiences at developing and facilitating a graduate course on humor and adult learning. Researchers and scholarly practitioners in adult education and human resource development are encouraged to build their…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Humor, Human Resources
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McDonald, Kimberly S.; Hite, Linda M. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2008
Changes in the career landscape require commensurate revisions in career development (CD) to ensure it meets the needs of both employees and employers in this era of multidimensional career paths. Drawing on a model from the past, we propose building a strong career culture based on the relational approach to CD. Implementing a relational strategy…
Descriptors: Career Development, Organizational Change, Models, Change Strategies
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Buvoltz, Katie A.; Powell, Freda J.; Solan, Ann M.; Longbotham, Gail J. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2008
This article presents the results of research that explored the relationship between emotional intelligence and learner autonomy in the context of nontraditional higher education and their impact on student retention. This was predicated on previous research that suggested emotional intelligence might lead to student success and that autonomous…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Personal Autonomy, School Holding Power, Emotional Intelligence
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Henschke, John A. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2008
Malcolm S. Knowles stands as a giant catalyst at the juncture--past, present, and future--of andragogy (the art and science of helping adults learn) within the field of Adult Education and Human Resource Development. For more than 50 years until his death in 1997, Malcolm devoted his personal and professional life to exemplifying the theory and…
Descriptors: Adult Educators, College Faculty, Adult Education, Andragogy
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Bennett, Leslie A. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2008
Virtual environments (VEs) are growing in popularity among educators and have unique potential for online learning. This paper describes the unique characteristics of VEs that make them an effective venue for online learning due to increased environmental presence. Unique characteristics of VEs include nature of visual stimuli, control of the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Virtual Classrooms, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
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Musoba, Glenda Droogsma – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2008
Considering the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education has been around since the 1920s and American Educational Research Association (AERA) was founded in 1916, one should expect to have well established professional practice in academic institutions. Yet, issues around collaborative authorship are unsettled and the potential for…
Descriptors: Writing for Publication, Incentives, Continuing Education, Educational Research
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Graham, Carroll M.; Nafukho, Fredrick M. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2008
The primary purpose of this study was to determine the importance of existing organizational learning mechanisms and establish the size and magnitude of the relationship among the organizational learning mechanisms. Of great import also was to determine whether statistically significant relationships existed among the organizational learning…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Learning, Small Businesses, Learning Readiness
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Dobmeier, Robert; Moran, Joseph – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2008
The adult education literature on disruptive behavior of adult learners was reviewed and a survey on disruptive behavior of adult learners was conducted with adult educators. The findings are synthesized in a conceptual framework for understanding the types and causes of disruptive behavior, which fall into the categories of inattention,…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Guidelines, Adult Learning, Adult Students
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Maruatona, Tonic – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2008
This manuscript documents the perceptions of teachers and learners towards the Regenerated Freirean Literacy Empowerment and Community Techniques (REFLECT) approach in the delivery of literacy in Ngamiland District, Botswana. It suggests that REFLECT changed the perceptions, lives, and work experiences of learners and teachers. REFLECT caused…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Literacy Education, Adult Literacy, Teacher Attitudes
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